Get Paid for Shopping Online

I do a lot of my shopping online these days...in fact, I do 90% of my shopping online because so many stores have free shipping now (and some free returns!), and the online codes usually save me anywhere from 10-50% depending on the site! However, I also use the site ebates.com to get rebates on shopping I'm doing online. You just sign up (it's free - and if you click HERE you will even get $10 in your account just for signing up - and yes, I'll get $10 too for referring you) and everytime you are buying something online, you bring up the ebates site, search for the store (say, Target) and then click the corresponding link (which will take you to the Target site). You shop as you normally would, and you get 4% (or whatever the particular store's rebate is) of your purchase credited to your Ebates account. They send out checks every few months (you have to have at least $5.01 in your account for them to send you a check) and you get paid to shop! So far I've made $120 off of shopping I was doing anyway (you can buy a lot of looks for less with that $!!).

More information directly from the Ebates site:

Ebates is the pioneer and leader of online Cash Back Shopping. The company was founded in 1998 by two Deputy District Attorneys in Silicon Valley who used to prosecute online fraud & identity theft before starting Ebates (so you can be sure we are very into secure online transactions!). So go ahead, sign up and start shopping now. Joining Ebates is always free - you'll never pay us anything. And four times a year or more, we'll mail you a Big Fat Check, or transfer the money to your PayPal account if you'd prefer. We can even send the money to your favorite charity. All 100% free.

People often ask: "This sounds too good to be true, how are you able to do it?" It really is quite simple. Just like almost every other online shopping center, we get a commission from the stores when you make a purchase. Instead of keeping that money - like almost all other sites do - we share it with you!

So, as long as 900+ of the world's top online stores are happy to pay a bonus to attract the new, valuable customers we send their way, Ebates is going to continue to send Big Fat Checks to our satisfied customers across the globe.

Click here to see more FAQs.

Seriously, no pressure, but if you ARE interested...go ahead and click HERE to get $10 to start your rebate savings! (Note: The $10 offer is only valid until October 31st. After that, it goes back to $5.) Also, just as an FYI (and it does mention this in the FAQs on Ebates) the $10 you get for signing up does not count toward your $5.01 required to get your "Big Fat Check".

From the Ebates FAQ section:

We want to make sure there is enough "Fat" in your Big Fat Check. Bonus Rewards do not count toward the $5.01 minimum. The term “Bonus Rewards” includes monies earned as a Sign-up Reward or Tell-A-Friend Bonus.

So definitely make sure you USE the service so you can get your $$!


CB said...

Hi J! Don't get a chance to comment as much but I read your site everyday. I signed up! Spend your $10 wisely... LOL

J @ The Look 4 Less said...

^Aw, thanks C! I read your blog every day too - it's in my google reader. I am just lazy with the commenting. Lol. I'll have to work on that!

J said...

hi! i signed up for the ebates. thanks for the info! its nice to get something back for all the online shopping i do! :)

- Julie

The Baltimore Babe said...

Does this work for the likes of Circuit City and Best Buy as well?

J @ The Look 4 Less said...

Baltimore Babe - Yep, Best Buy and Circuit City are listed (I believe you get a 1% rebate for Best Buy and 2% at Circuit City). There are so many different types of stores, not just clothing. Anything from Ace Hardware to PETCO is listed...you really just have to search and see if the store you're purchasing from is listed before you buy! I even get a rebate from the place I buy my contacts!

Unknown said...

Oh theres another website that offer a much higher cashback and has better coupon content. Iv been using savingswatch.com for over a year to find great deals online and save more money online. I'd recommend taking a look there so that you can compare the cash back percentages to maximize your earnings. They offer 2.25% for Circuit City, 1.5% for Best Buy.
Happy Shopping!